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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Athens area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in Athens
  • Read more than 75 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Athens is $3,366, which is lower than the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Athens, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 42 communities in the Athens area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Athens area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Arbor Terrace of Athens
Studios, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,440, Memory Care: $5,893
Arbor Terrace of Athens is a retirement community that values creating deep connections. Focusing on wellness, socialization and safety, its assisted living program provides a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle while ensuring around-the-clock care from a professional staff led by a resident care director who is a licensed nurse. Help is readily available when needed, with an emergency response call system in place that allows caregivers to promptly address any urgent issue. The pet-friendly property features plenty of relaxing spaces, such as the landscaped backyard for leisurely strolls, cozy indoor areas for entertaining visiting families or the library for quiet reading moments. Physical health is given top priority, with various offerings of fitness exercises, health-related learning classes, and on-site therapy and rehabilitation services. Arbor Terrace's transportation services provide safe and convenient ways for residents to attend to off-site medical appointments and personal errands.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers describe the community as clean and organized, and one recommends it, saying, "Everybody from the director on down to the individual caregivers are all really good quality people. The facility is beautiful and very well-maintained. They have really good on-site physical therapy and other activities. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about them. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience."
4.52 out of 5 stars
(36) Reviews
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
Avery Place
Hampton House Personal Care Home
Hollander Senior Living
Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care - Athens
Morningside of Athens
Orchard at Athens
Silverleaf Memory Care Of Athens
St. Gabriel of Athens
The Landing Senior Living - The Landing of Bogart

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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